Grand Traverse Co. Jail Facing Scrutiny Over Inmate Suicides, Attempted Suicides
The Grand Traverse County Jail continues to face scrutiny for a troubling number of inmate suicides and suicide attempts.
We have received a list of suicides and suicide attempts that have taken place within the jail since last summer after submitting a Freedom of Information Act request.
One of the suicides happened just last week.
Another was last July involving Alan Halloway. The sheriff’s office is facing a lawsuit over his death.
The latest attempts happened on March 3 and March 6.
We have also submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for a press release on the latest suicide, though we are still waiting on a response.